Salisbury Press

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School districts should make distance learning part of offering

Thursday, May 21, 2020 by The Press in Opinion

To the Editor:

I still believe in the power of the press. I am often surprised that people will say to me “I saw it in The Press!” or “Someone said The Press said....”

It is not too early for the Lehigh Valley Press to begin to follow at least two issues related to public school programming and the COVID-19 virus. Both relate to cyber charter schools.

First, every school district must recognize NOW that cyber charter schools will be very attractive to a large number of...

ANOTHER VIEW

Thursday, May 21, 2020 by The Press in Opinion

As the political battles continue about reopening municipalities, counties, states and the nation in the face of the spread of COVID-19, other confrontations are on the rise closer to home.

According to the United Nations Population Fund in data made available in late April, the COVID-19 pandemic is expected to contribute to “an estimated 2 million additional instances of intimate partner violence in 2020-2021” worldwide.

Plus, the UNPF report continues, COVID-19 stay-at-home...

Salisbury Township community comes together

Thursday, May 21, 2020 by The Press in Opinion

To the Editor:

As the longest three months our lives drag on and we limp into the summertime, I’m left wondering what lies ahead. Coinciding with this pandemic has been the uncertainty surrounding the current and future state of Salisbury Township’s school system. What will our teachers and students return to next fall. How will they handle so much change?

This community needs to rally together to help the Salisbury School District board understand that the fall should be...

Trump tours Upper Macungie medical distribution facility

Thursday, May 21, 2020 by SARIT LASCHINSKY in Local News

President Donald Trump made his first visit to the Lehigh Valley as president May 14 to tour the Owens & Minor Inc. medical supply distribution center, 7437 Industrial Blvd., Upper Macungie Township.

During a live-stream video on the White House webpage, Trump discussed increasing the Strategic National Stockpile, coronavirus testing and state reopening plans.

Speaking against a backdrop of boxes of protective gowns, Trump addressed an audience of several dozen employees...

Governor responds to critics, protests

Thursday, May 21, 2020 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in Local News

Governor Tom Wolf reminded Pennsylvanians May 11 that the state’s actions to stop the spread of COVID-19 are working and that we must stay the course and follow the law or there will be negative consequences.

“Pennsylvanians are fighting for our lives,” he said. “We have fought this deadly virus in the best way we can, and sacrificed in ways we could never have imagined. It has been a new kind of heroism – in many ways a quiet heroism. These heroic acts deserve to be met not by...

BRIEFLY

Thursday, May 21, 2020 by The Press in News Briefs

Traditionally, con artists were thought to operate as lone wolves working out of their basement, but today’s scammers are more like cogs in a much larger operation.

Most scams now start with a phone call often originating from foreign telemarketing businesses operating just like legitimate call centers.

The office hierarchy mimics legitimate business. “Executives” and “supervisors” manage “salespeople” – the scammers calling to “close the deal.”

These are professional...

BRIEFLY

Thursday, May 21, 2020 by The Press in News Briefs

COVID-19

Due to the evolving and fluid situation surrounding COVID-19 and its impact, associations, clubs, committees, volunteer groups and other organizations are canceling events, meetings and other potential gatherings.

The Upper Milford Historical Society has canceled the meeting scheduled 7 p.m. May 28 at the Upper Milford Township Building, Old Zionsville. For information, call 610-966-4851.

Upper Milford Western District Fire Company No. 1 has canceled its chicken...

WESTERN SALISBURY COLUMN

Thursday, May 21, 2020 by REBECCA FOEHRKOLB in Columns

There is new information for the Salisbury High School Class of 2020.

First, caps and gowns are on the way! If they are delivered next week, the student will be emailed a pickup date. If they are delivered during the last week in May, seniors will pick up their cap and gown when they drop off their laptop.

Second, save the date for June 9. On the evening of their original graduation, the Class of 2020 will participate in a senior parade. Seniors will meet at Salisbury Middle...

Special holiday event marks nation-wide ‘Moment’

Thursday, May 21, 2020 by The Press in News Briefs

Pennsylvania’s Music Preservation Society (PAMPS) is partnering with WFMZ-TV and the Lehigh and Northampton county executives to sponsor a community-wide audio and visual streaming event on Memorial Day, centered around the nationwide Moment of Remembrance, and providing an interactive way for Lehigh Valley residents to stand together outdoors while still keeping safe.

The event will feature music by 2019 Performer of the Year Alex Meixner, co-founder of PAMPS; Dave Fry, award-winning...